SecuGen Hamster IV

SecuGen Hamster IV
FIPS PIV (201) Compliant

Auto-On™ & Smart Capture™
Integrated finger guide
USB 2.0 interface


The SecuGen Hamster IV is an ergonomically designed fingerprint scanner compliant with the FBI PIV 201 standards. Being used as a biometric alternative to conventional passwords, the SecuGen Hamster IV promises better security with lesser hassles of password data overloads, security breaches and accountability. The scanner features SecuGen’s state of the art Auto-On™ and Smart Capture™ technologies that ensure that the module works power efficiently without compromising on functionality and image quality.

The Auto-On™ feature makes the module switch from its idle state to operating state automatically whenever a finger is detected on the platen automatically. The Smart Capture™ technology makes the module give high quality images even when it works with scarred, aged, dry or wet fingers in extreme surrounding environment conditions like direct sunlight.

Special Features

High reliability

The SecuGen Hamster IV uses advanced optical technology and rugged designs that make the module operate flawlessly under harsh testing conditions. The module provides highly accurate results while working under direct sunlight, and is resistant to shocks, impact and other mechanical vibrations. It provides error free results, even when working with dry, wet, aged or scarred fingers.

Multiple OS compatibility

The SecuGen Hamster IV is compatible with multiple OS such as Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10), Windows Server (2012, 2008 R2), Java, Linux and android 3.1 or higher. This makes the module cater to security applications in diverse areas such as enterprise, network, finance, user verification, authorization and more.

Accurate and durable performance

The SecuGen Hamster IV uses patented optical technologies that ensure high quality image capture. The Smart capture system is capable of adjusting platen source illumination to match with surrounding conditions to give the best quality images despite harsh working conditions. The SecuGen Hamster IV uses a virtually indestructible prism sensor for scanning, which makes the module rugged and durable even under rough working environments.

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Technical Specification

Product Name Hamster IV
Model Number HSDU04P, HFDU04
Optic Module SDU04P, FDU04
Image Resolution 508 DPI
Image Size 258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size 16.1 mm x 18.2 mm
Effective Sensing Area 12.9 mm x 16.8 mm
Image Grayscale 256 levels (8-bit)
Light Source / Typical Lifetime LED / 60,000 hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.8 sec with Smart Capture (HSDU04P) and 0.4 ~ 1.2 sec with Smart Capture (HFDU04)
Interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Supply Voltage 5 V DC (via USB)
Current Consumption (max) 150 mA
Dimensions (W x L x H) 27 x 40 x 73 mm (without stand) and 53 x 73 x 84 mm (with stand)
Weight 100 g (without stand) and 165 g (with stand)
Cable Length 1500 mm
Operating Temperature -20o ~ 65o C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Warranty One year limited
Supported Standards ANSI INCITS 378, BioAPI, FIPS 201, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4
Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS, FBI PIV Single Finger, STQC
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, Android 3.1 and above (HSDU04P only), Java, Linux

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